The spoken word has always been an important aspect of our heritage and today is no different. Northern Ireland is a leading light in literary terms as the birthplace of arguably the world’s greatest living poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and a literary history that includes C.S. Lewis, Louis MacNeice, Flann O’Brien and Brian Friel.
Many of our young, up and coming writers are also making a name for themselves internationally and our writing pervades all genres and styles from poetry to prose, plays to children’s literature and illustration.
Our literary tradition is alive and vibrant with thrilling theatre productions, interesting tours, fascinating festivals, lively events and controversial poetry jams and slams.
As well as our theatre and literary traditions, Northern Ireland is a growing destination for movie and TV locations with Game of Thrones leading the way and placing Northern Ireland firmly in the international arena. With the GB and Ireland release of the home grown production Good Vibrations in 2013 and Terry George’s Oscar Winner ‘The Shore’, Northern Ireland’s’ reputation as a destination for international products and screen tourism is assured.
If you require any further information or would like to develop literature, theatre or screen tourism through your hospitality business, please contact Helen Carey, NITB Product Marketing, Culture, Heritage and Activities Officer:
Tel: 028 9044 1547
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
St Anne's Court, 59 North Street
BELFAST, BT1 1NB
Tel 028 9023 1221
Fax 028 9024 0960
Textphone 028 9044 1522
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